1890 in Scotland
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Events from 1890 in Scotland
- 4 March - The Forth Bridge (1,710 ft) is opened to rail traffic.
- 15 May - New elected county councils in Scotland, created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, take up their powers.
- Tunnock's bakers established in Uddingston.
- Construction of the village of Fortingall on Sir Donald Currie's Glenlyon Estate in Perthshire begins to "Arts and Crafts" vernacular designs by James MacLaren (d. 20 October).
- East End Exhibition opens in Glasgow.
- 3 January - Willa Muir, born Wilhelmina Johnston Anderson, translator (died 1970)
- 30 January - Andy Cunningham, international footballer (died 1973)
- 3 May - James B. Beck, United States Senator from Kentucky (1877-1890) (born 1822)
- 2 June - Sir George Burns, shipowner (born 1795)
- 25 June - Sir James Gowans, architect and building contractor (born 1821)
- 10 August - William Edward Baxter, businessman, travel writer and Liberal Member of Parliament for Montrose Burghs (1855-1885) (born 1825)
- 22 November - William Bell Scott, artist and poet (born 1811)
- William McGonagall's Poetic Gems published.